Monday 14 April 2008

Unifil doing Israel's job

Iran's Press TV reports:

Members of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Thursday began fencing with barbed-wire the area between Wazzani and Ghajar villages.

Hezbollah's al-Manar TV described the activities of the Unifil forces in the area as 'questionable'.

"What is the reason behind this unprecedented measure along the so-called Blue Line?" It asked.

The UN established the Blue Line In 2000 after the Zionist regime withdrew from Lebanon, thus leaving the northern part of the village under Lebanese control. The entire village was later occupied by the Israel during the 2006 Lebanon war.

On April 2, however, Unifil commander general Claudio Graziano and officials from the Lebanese and Israeli armies decided that Unifil set up the barrier north of Ghajar "in order to prevent violations of the Blue Line."

The decision came after Israeli bulldozers violated the Lebanese border by entering Wazzani village.

It is still unclear whether UNIFEL is to control the Lebanese part of the village or not.

Earlier, a Lebanese military source said that the tripartite meeting woulld lead to Israeli withdrawl from the area.

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